THE SCIENTIFIC 7-MINUTE WORKOUT 七分钟健身操

Recently I read an article in New York Times: the scientific 7-minute workout. It includes jumping jacks, wall sit, push-up, abdominal crunch, step-up onto chair, squat, triceps dip on chair, plank, high knees running in place, lunge, push-up and rotation, side plank. Do each for 30 seconds with 5 seconds in between. If you are using a smartphone, there is the scientific 7-minute workout app, which shows the exercise in order with time-counting for you. The order of the exercises is important. It seems simple enough but scientifically proved effectiveness. If you think it’s easy to do, try it and you will find out. The most important thing is the persistence to do the exercise every day to have a positive effect in your health.

In TCM practice, I can not emphasize more how important to do some kind of exercise every day. It is one of most important thing to keep your body young and reduce your chances to get sick. Now here it is the 7-minute workout. No more excuse of no time.

Although this 7-minute workout sounds short, its intensity is high, and it might be categorized as high-intensity interval training (HIIT), which has been studied as a treatment for preventing or reversing the deficits associated with many chronic illnesses, and sometimes can be as effective as medication for many people with chronic health problems. So go for it!

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New York Times article about 7-minute workout

A lunch hour walk

最近在纽约时报上看到一个7分钟科学健身的短文,似乎比微信上流传的那个15分钟健身要容易做到,至少对我是这样的,15分钟那个至今我还有几个做不到。有兴趣的朋友可以试试这个。中医里养生很重要,俗话说,最好的治病方法是不生病。每天都抽时间锻炼锻炼,日积月累效果就显出来了。所以亲们,动起来吧!

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